By Chris Salewicz
Robert Johnson used to be, in accordance with Eric Clapton, "the most crucial blues singer that ever lived." An itinerant road musician, with a weak spot for whisky and ladies, his is a lifetime of natural legend-the guy who bought his soul for the satan, and thereby invented smooth song. priceless little is understood approximately his 27 years, or the situations of his loss of life, or even the positioning of his grave is contested. during this mini-biography, acclaimed tune critic Chris Salewicz investigates the reality in the back of the parable, evoking an incisive profile of an enigmatic determine who, with simply 29 songs, replaced well known track for ever.
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The Desire and the Succesiful Pursuit of the Whole • 3 3 We met awkwardly in the ballroom. We wore "tuxedos"; girls wore long dresses. An orchestra played such novelties as "The Lambeth Walk" and "The Big Apple:• Also slow fox-trots. nd appears, demanding, if not equal, fair time. I had brought Rosalind to the dance. She was tall and dark and exuberant. We had known each other all our lives. We had been "a couple'~ for several years. We were used to each other in a lowkey, comfortable way. Then the war came and everything changed.
Concentrate your attention, sir, solely upon the ring. " was far in the future that evening when I told Jimmie that I was going to marry Rosalind after I graduated from Exeter. "You're crazy," he said. We went downstairs to the men's room with its tall marble urinals and large cubicles. I wondered what, if anything, he felt After all, men are not boys. Fortunately, our bodies still fitted perfectly together, as we promptly discovered inside one of the· cubicles, standing up, belly to belly, talking of girls and marriage and coming simultaneously.